A judge has rejected an attempt to move the trial out of town, handing city officials a key victory in their attempt to gain control of a vital parcel for the development of a new sports arena.
The Sacramento Bee says the trial is set for next Wednesday.
The city is suing an ownership group that includes the California Public Employees' Retirement System and a Texas-based firm negotiating for U.S. Bank, which holds a ground lease on the property.
CalPERS supports the lawsuit. But the firm negotiating for U-S Bank says it's not in the public interest.
Plans for a new 448 million dollar Kings arena show the Macy's property covers much of the footprint for the proposed complex.
The Sacramento Kings have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
A judge has ruled a lawsuit over a non-binding term sheet between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings is without merit. But, the judge says the plaintiffs may amend the lawsuit to target the recently-approved arena project.
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
The council voted 7-2 Tuesday night in favor of the new arena project. Many of the people who spoke against the arena project at the city council meeting have gone to court to try to undo the council's decision.
Six members of the Sacramento City Council and the Mayor voted to build a $477 million arena where much of the Downtown Plaza Mall sits now.